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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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How do I make an .iso of a Windows 7 DVD?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on the MacBook Air. I have a superdrive, an additional computer with Windows 7 & optical drive on it, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make an .iso image file of the DVD. What program should I use? Thanks in advanced.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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You can do it with Disk Utility

http://www.examiner.com/article/mac-...g-disk-utility

Or just get Burn OS X http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html to lead you through the process.

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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You could download the iso file here. All version of windows are available to download. It's the product key that is protected.


Here is the link to all Windows 7 ISO files.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/downlo...ownload-links/
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:13 PM   #4
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You could download the iso file here. All version of windows are available to download. It's the product key that is protected.
That too! Note also that you don't have to enter the product key for 30 days. As long as the product key and ISO you downloaded match.

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:17 PM   #5
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That too! Note also that you don't have to enter the product key for 30 days. As long as the product key and ISO you downloaded match.

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It may be faster to rip the DVD to an iso depending on Internet speed anyway. It is nice that there is the option to download though, in case someone loses or breaks their disc.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:20 PM   #6
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It may be faster to rip the DVD to an iso depending on Internet speed anyway. It is nice that there is the option to download though, in case someone loses or breaks their disc.
Agreed. It's a bit of a shame they went another way with Windows 8, the 30 day no product key was mighty useful for things like trying out a new VM.

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:26 PM   #7
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Agreed. It's a bit of a shame they went another way with Windows 8, the 30 day no product key was mighty useful for things like trying out a new VM.

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Didn't know they did away with it, I had the whole product activation with windows in the first place. With all MS products as a matter of fact. I am not a fan of windows 8 either, MS has a trend of a good OS followed by crap, followed by something good again. I am starting to think they do it on purpose to encourage you to upgrade. If you bought a computer with the crap OS you'll buy the next version.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:31 PM   #8
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Agreed. It's a bit of a shame they went another way with Windows 8, the 30 day no product key was mighty useful for things like trying out a new VM.

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It does suck that Microsoft did away with the 30 day activation grace period but its not all bad, there is still a 90 day Developer trial thats good for VirtualBox and whatnot. - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/eval.../jj554510.aspx
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:37 PM   #9
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You can do this using Terminal and Disk Utility on your mac. The steps are:

Copy the contents of Windows DVD to a folder on Desktop named Windows7

Open Terminal

Change to Windows7 Folder using: cd ~/Desktop/Windows7

The command on the next line will create and ISO named Win_Install on the your desktop:

hdiutil makehybrid -o ~/Desktop/Win_Install.iso -iso -udf -udf-version 1.02 -udf-volume-name Win_Install -iso-volume-name Win_Install -eltorito-boot ./boot/etfsboot.com -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 8 ~/Desktop/Windows7/
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thanks for the no brainer instructions

worked instantly with way less reading than some of the other solutions
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